A.X.L.


A.X.L.
The titular A.X.L. is a top-secret, robotic dog created by the military to help protect tomorrow’s soldiers. The A.X.L. stands for Attack, Exploration, Logistics, and the dog embodies the most advanced, next-generation artificial intelligence. After an experiment gone wrong, A.X.L. is discovered hiding alone in the desert by a kind-hearted outsider, who finds a way to connect with him after activating his owner-pairing technology. Together, the two develop a special friendship based on trust, loyalty and compassion. As the dog helps the youth gain self-confidence, the dog’s creators are desperately determined to get him back. The two team up with a resourceful young woman and embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

98 minutes.
No persons under 10 (Violence).
Sci-Fi.

Showtimes

Do you really want to be a dog’s breakfast?
Do you really want to be a dog’s breakfast?

Credits

Cast
Alex Newstaedter, Becky G, Alex MacNicoll, Dominic Rains, Patricia de Leon, Thomas Jane
Director
Oliver Daly
ScreenplayOliver Daly
MusicIan Hultquist
CinematographyTim Orr
EditingJeff McEvoy
Made in2018
Produced byGlobal Road Entertainment, Lakeshore Entertainment, Phantom Four Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreSci-Fi
LanguageLow or mild impact, infrequent language, used to express frustration.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceThe violence is fairly frequent with a mild impact. No blood-letting is present and it is justified by context of science fiction and military operations.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG for sci-fi action/peril, suggestive material, thematic elements and some language
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
2
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
2
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
9 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
4
Sex
2
Language
1
Consumerism
3
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

24.com
Ilan Preskovsky quote iconA.X.L. is a fairly innocuous little movie that may still work reasonably enough for ten-year-old boys who love dogs and robots and haven’t seen enough movies to know any better. And, honestly, the whole thing is closer to being lame than truly objectionable.
5
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconMy advice, if you have a hankering for seeing a young man tame a wild beast of the canine persuasion, stick with Alpha. Otherwise, you're going to be stuck with an A.X.L. where the sound and vibrations of the bad bearings inside end up making this a decidedly less than enjoyable cinematic ride.
6
Metacritic.com
6 critics
5
Rottentomatoes critics
9 critics
8
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
4
CommonSenseMedia
Tara McNamara quote iconPro-STEM twist in often-violent sci-fi boy-and-dog tale.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
4 users
12
Rottentomatoes users
200 users
14
The Movie DB
Community
4

Average .. 38%

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